Women in European Economics

A Real-Time Monitoring Tool
Update in progress

We are currently updating the toplist and institutional information of our real-time monitoring tool. In the meantime, we have collected data on the global top research institutions. Our results have been published in PNAS. Our data on Europe are currently as of January 18th, 2020. We will provide an updated version of our website after completing the next round of data collection.

To increase the transparency about the quantitative representation of female researchers in European Economics, we have gathered information from all institutions known to us. We have developed an algorithm that repeatedly collects the data that are publicly available on the institutions' websites.

The technology used is explained in detail in the Technical Paper: The Women in European Economics Dataset.

Our goal is to inform the debate by publicizing reliable data. We are not criticizing any institutions, their management, or individuals.

We have done our best to assure the quality of the data, not only by manually checking the results of the algorithm, but also by asking the persons responsible for the respective institution to verify the information we collected. A large proportion of the responsible persons that we contacted reacted to our request (see description of the data set). Those who did not, but would like to, or those who are responsible for websites in our sample and were not contacted are invited to contact us. We would be delighted to update our data base on request.

For the reasons above, and for reasons of management of the websites in our sample, we cannot exclude errors for individual institutions. However, we have done our best to repeatedly scrutinize the data we gathered. Any input is very welcome.

We acknowledge support and input of many colleagues, in particular, of the Women in Economics Committee of the EEA. We are grateful for many discussions, and for the encouragement we received when presenting the data.


This project originated from the Women in Economics - WinE Committee - (WinE) of the European Economic Association (EEA), in accordance with its objective to collect data on the status of women in the economics profession in Europe. The data collection was taken further, with financial support from EEA, by WinE Committee member, Guido Friebel, Goethe University Frankfurt, and Sascha Wilhelm, Goethe University Frankfurt.

All data housed on this website is managed by Friebel and Wilhelm. No other parties are liable for this data, and the findings of this project and the views expressed in its analysis are those of the researchers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EEA or the WinE.

This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.

See privacy for details and compliance with the GDPR.

Gender distribution in all European economics research institutions

Including academic positions of all European institutions listed in RePEc, excluding non-academic staff. As of .

Summary statistics
Females (All Researchers) ... Females (Professors) ... Institutions (with position details) ... Positions (with position details) ...

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